92 New Falun Gong Persecution Death Cases Confirmed in 2014
It’s been 15 years since the Chinese Communist regime began persecuting Falun Gong in 1999, yet many sources reveal that this Chinese state-sponsored brutal persecution against Falun Gong is still going on in China today and is spreading to many more areas. Falun Gong’s official website Minghui.org states that as of December 14, 2014, there have been 3813 confirmed persecution death cases. The actual persecution death toll is believed to be far more than the confirmed cases, which are just the tip of the iceberg, Minghui.org reports.
Minghui.org is headquartered in New York City. From the public data published on its website, it can be seen that from January to November of 2014, at least 69 Falun Gong practitioners had been persecuted to death; 23 prior death cases were also confirmed; altogether 92 new death cases were confirmed in 2014. Of these 92 practitioners, the oldest was 77 years old and the youngest 26.
The persecution is occurring almost everywhere in China. The most seriously persecuted areas are still within the three provinces located in the northeastern part of China. 14 Falun Gong practitioners were persecuted to death in Heilongjiang province, 13 in Liaoning province and 12 in Jilin province.
News commentator Xing Tianxing reports, “From all the public data, we can see that the persecution has not stopped at all. As a matter of fact, it is still expanding.”
Further investigation revealed that majority of those 92 Falun Gong practitioners were killed in jails or forced labor camps. Some were also killed in brainwashing centers and detention centers, while others lost their lives trying to escape from the persecution. Many Falun Gong practitioners were kidnapped by public security agents. Falun Gong practitioners were also blackmailed or under constant surveillance, and their houses were ransacked. Such harassments also led to certain death cases. Twenty-nine Falun Gong practitioners were killed while being held in prisons.
Falun Gong spokesperson, Zhang Erping, points out that in recent years, due to international pressures, the Chinese Communist regime has covered up many persecution cases. As a result, people no longer see much news about the persecution. Many Chinese people are beginning to think that their government’s crackdown on Falun Gong has somewhat loosened. However, the Chinese Communist regime is still carrying out the persecution against Falun Gong behind the scenes; it has just become more elusive in its tactics.
Mr. Zhang says, “The Chinese Communist Party has not changed its persecution policy against Falun Gong at all. Even though the communist regime’s own media has stopped publishing major news about its policies against Falun Gong, the persecution as well as the torture continues. Many Falun Gong practitioners have been killed, and we are still witnessing such death cases every year.”
From the statistics data published on the Minghui.org website, it can be seen that many Falun Gong practitioners died from brutal physical torture while being held in jails or detention centers. Tortures such as electric shock, physical punishments, forced intensive labor, forced injection of nerve damaging medicines and sexual torture contributed to the deaths of those Falun Gong practitioners.
Mr. Xing says, “Those evil police officers that have carried out the actual torture against Falun Gong practitioners are still working in the jails. From many exposed sources, one can easily see that those evil officers enjoy torturing people. They have already lost their humanity.”
The data on Minghui.org is gathered from available sources in China. Due to the strict control of such information by the Chinese Communist regime, many more persecution death cases have not yet been revealed.
Mr. Xing points out that even though the Chinese Communist regime has undergone some dramatic changes in recent years, such as the arrests of former high ranking officials such as Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xilai and others, many of those arrested officials had worked for the former Chinese Communist leader Jiang Zemin who started the persecution in China. However, as long as the Chinese Communist Party is still in power and clings to its persecution policy, there is no way for the Chinese regime to fundamentally change its persecution policy against Falun Gong in China.
Mr. Xing says, “When Jiang Zemin started the persecution against Falun Gong in 1999, all the legislative and judiciary systems in China were involved in carrying out the persecution policy throughout the years. If you wanted to work in those government systems, you would have had to publicly show your enthusiasm in persecuting Falun Gong. Right now, only a few people at the top have been removed from their positions, but the whole system is still run by people who are sticking to the persecution policy. As a result, removing a few high ranking officials won’t help much.”
Mr. Xing also expresses his view on the current Chinese Communist regime and its officials. He doesn’t have high expectations for the current regime at all. Mr. Xing says that everyone has a responsibility in changing the situation. Only when everyone stands up against the Communist Party in China can we begin to see the disappearance of the persecution against Falun Gong, political dissidents, other religious groups, human rights advocates, ethnic Tibetans and minorities in China.
Mr. Zhang also urges people from across the world, including Chinese government officials who still have a conscience, to stand out and help stop this brutal persecution against Falun Gong. Mr. Zhang asks people to choose their sides and pave a way for their own futures.
Translated from: http://news.zhengjian.org/node/24167